Friday, June 20, 2008

Pet shipping and Internet fraud

It is disturbing, but it continues to gain strength on the web. More and more people are falling victim to the popular, adopt a puppy scam. These crooks are copying web sites and emailing them to unsuspecting victims. They place ads in local papers and on the web, advertising puppies, parrots and baby monkeys up for adoption to good homes. The problem with stopping this scam, is that all web sites are public and can be copied and pasted very easily, the crooks do this in an effort to make the Email look legitimate. It is working, we take Emails and calls about this everyday, we are working with authorities to try to put an end to this. It is hard to believe that anyone would send money to Cameroon when the pup is in Chicago, or so the ad says, yet it happens everyday. Please do not send money to another country, or to anyone who is not a confirmed source, please always check with U.S based companies to see if the transaction you are trying to make is a legitimate one and not a common Internet scam. These crooks will steal your money!

14 comments:

schoenin1 said...

I am in FLA and THIS post probably just SAVED MY A**. I found an ad for free bulldog pups to a good home LAST NIGHT> this evening, I am emailing back and forth with the pupies "owner" eris johnson [ericjohnson@doramail.com] (who is suppose to be in GA). He writes he is on a working mission in Cameroon and blah blah blah. I come to google to get an estimate of the shipping so I'm not just taking his figure, and I read THIS. I am SO glad the name "Cameroon" was in this post. Any way to nail this guys IP address thru our trail??

Linda said...

I wish it had saved mine. I wired $200 for a persian kitten (for which I would pay upon delivery). Today I got this:
INTERNATIONAL PET SHIPPERS.
http://internationalpetshippers.tk



Dear Client,

The Management of International Pet Shippers, wishes to inform you that after the First Stop of your Persian Kitten at the final EU(European Union) check Point Terminal 1 of the Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris ,France, your kitten can not be allowed to continue her trip.

REASON FOR GROUNDING YOUR PUPPIES.

* Following the EU Aviations Commission' Rules and Regulations on Pets Transportation and section 12 sub paragraph 2, "... the life of all animals being transported from or to any EU Country must be fully Insured by an Insurance Co-operation against any eventuality.
* Following a compromise between the EU Aviations Complaint Commission and the EU Financial Commission, it was concluded that "..The life of all pets being transported from the EU to another country will be insured and this insurance fee should from one pet to another depending on Financial Value of the Animal.”
* We also wish to let you know, according to the EU Price Determination Commission, the price of a Miniature Persian Kitten is $1200.


ORIGIN OR THIS INSURANCE SCHEME

This insurance scheme was introduced to protect the lives of animals or pets travelling within the EU. This is because animals and pets have lost their lives, and airlines or airports have usually been forced to pay huge amounts as compensation. For this reason, this Life Insurance for Animals was introduced so that if anything happens to your animals when it is in transit at any EU Airport or an airline you will be duely compensated by the Insurance company that insured your animal or pet.

SOLUTION TO GET YOUR PUPPIES AWAY FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE,PARIS.

From the above, the Life Insurance fee you are supposed to pay for your kitten is $1200 and your kitten can travel through its life time through the EU without any problems.
Due to a good number of complaints by clients to Charles de Gaulle International Airport about this Insurance Scheme, the Management of Charles de Gaulle International Airport in collaboration with the European Union's Animal Aviation Commission came out with a Refundable Animal Life Insurance Scheme, which provides for the following:

* You could use our Partial Insurance Scheme to Insure your kitten's Life for the cost of the full Insurance fee for the kitten,but this money will be refunded to you once your kitten is delivered to you, at your home, and you will have to pay an extra $30 for our services.
* This means you will have to pay the sum of $1200 which is the initial Insurance fee for your kitten and $30 for our services, which gives you a total of $1230.


ADVANTAGES OF THE REFUNDABLE INSURANCE SCHEME

The advantage here is: $1200 will be refunded to you when your kitten is delivered to you at your home by the delivery man. In reality, you only loose $30 which you pay to us for our services.

The second advantage is: Your kitten gets to travel across the EU for just $30 which you pay for our services since $1200 is refundable.

Thirdly, incase anything happens to your kitten, you will have the right to a full Compensation like a client who paid the full insurance.

We are here at Your Service and for further inquiries, please call us using the numbers below or drop us an email:

Customer Service………………011 23 797084251
011 44 7035913569
Brianna Laundry
Communication Secretary,
International Pet Shippers,


http://internationalpetshippers.tk




NB: At International Pet Shippers, we ship your pets by air with care to just about anywhere (domestic and international pet relocation assistance is offered), and our prices are fair. We can prepare 'Known Shipper' documentation and expedite the shipping of your pet through the entire animal freight / animal cargo process.
Worldwide Pet Travel Services & Pet Shipping.

As a certified USDA Intermediate Handler, we comply with the Animal Welfare Act and applicable federal and airline animal cargo / animal freight regulations.

Let us help you safely ship your cat, kitten, dog, puppy, bird, goat, hamster, guinea pig, primate or ferret.

We offer Multiple Pet Discounts.

esky said...

I thought this was too good to be true so I googgled the name eris Johnson Cameroon. Now I see this site. These bastards prey on the innocence of loving humans. They have no conscience or soul. It is about time that Governments took a tougher stance on these crimes. They say that we shouldn’t be so gullible and to not be so stupid, I say that I would like to teach my children that there still is good in this world, you can trust people and the authorities will bring justice to people who don’t respect the law and the world. I’m not a hippie,greenie or bible basher. I am an ex soldier that would gladly take care of these scammers with full intention to stop there marry ways!!! The number that I was given to call was +23799582895.
I hope that no one else is scammed by these gutless fraudsters.
All the best.

Rose said...

I had found three ads for free yorkie puppies, so we were e mailing back and fourth, the funny part was they are all from Cameroon, one sounded so sweet like he was an older man,and was about to trust him, another I told him that I wanted to book the flight my self,and this Is how I found this and one was a student. The man that I told him I wanted to book the flight he asured me that he Is a very religeose person and he would never do such a thing. well thanks for the graet Inf really saved me. If we can put a stop to these crooks I'll send you thier E mail.
Rose

willy said...

i bait puppy scammers on a daily basis and please DO NOT PAY by western union or the moneygram methods.you will LOSE your money.

only buy puppies from known breeders and NOT from internet forum postings.

please avoid pets.express@ymail.com
they are scammers.

any problems please visit
www.419eater.com
www.scamwarners.com

peole are there to advise/help you
thanks

lema said...

Ugh! I was thinking about getting a puppy for the children so I went online. I emailed about 6/7 people about Bichons when I received an email from [woorjohn@yahoo.com].he stated that he had a bichon puppy named lily and that he had to get rid of her because he had a job in Cameroon and he had to give her up for adoption. So he emailed me and had me answer 6/7 questions about my family and was I a breeder. When I told him no he was ecstatic and said that he would be happy to let me adopt lily. At first I thought everything was going to go great all he asked was that we send pictures of her. Next thing you know he’s telling me that I have to pay $160.00 for her to get here. She was to come with papers, toys, instructions and everything. So then the shipping people call me and tell me that they were going to send me an email stating who and where to send the money.And that someone will call me later.

• Frankline kamgang
• City: limbie
• Country: Cameroon
• Zip:00237
• Test question: hello
• Answer: hi
• Phone#:(237)-972-87415
• “pet shipping service home

So that’s what I did. I sent them $160.00 and it came to $170.50. I came home and they we calling me like crazy they said that the puppy couldn’t stay there and called me like 4/5 times. So I gave them the conformation numbers and they said that once it was confirmed she would be on her way and would call me when she was on her way here. THAT WAS THE 12TH OF MAY, WHICH WAS TWO DAYS AGO. And we still have no puppy and I’m out of my money. And the funny thing is while I’m sitting here typing this up these JACKAS** have the nerve to call me and tell me that they need an additional $890.00 for insurance and send it to the same people. Yet they told me that they were in Texas and the puppy had to be insured to go any further. So he says “what are you going to do” so I said to him “I’m going to sit here and let the world know that this is a scam u LYING SON OF A *****” and he had the nerve to say” im glad you know” and hung up. So this is a WARNING DON’T FALL FOR THE SAME TRICK!!!!!!! I WISH I HAD KNOWN BETTER 2DAYS AGO.

lema said...

Ugh! I was thinking about getting a puppy for the children so I went online. I emailed about 6/7 people about Bichons when I received an email from [woorjohn@yahoo.com].he stated that he had a bichon puppy named lily and that he had to get rid of her because he had a job in Cameroon and he had to give her up for adoption. So he emailed me and had me answer 6/7 questions about my family and was I a breeder. When I told him no he was ecstatic and said that he would be happy to let me adopt lily. At first I thought everything was going to go great all he asked was that we send pictures of her. Next thing you know he’s telling me that I have to pay $160.00 for her to get here. She was to come with papers, toys, instructions and everything. So then the shipping people call me and tell me that they were going to send me an email stating who and where to send the money.And that someone will call me later.
• Frankline kamgang
• City: limbie
• Country: Cameroon
• Zip:00237
• Test question: hello
• Answer: hi
• Phone#:(237)-972-87415
• “pet shipping service home delivery”


So that’s what I did. I sent them $160.00 and it came to $170.50. I came home and they we calling me like crazy they said that the puppy couldn’t stay there and called me like 4/5 times. So I gave them the conformation numbers and they said that once it was confirmed she would be on her way and would call me when she was on her way here. THAT WAS THE 12TH OF MAY, WHICH WAS TWO DAYS AGO. And we still have no puppy and I’m out of my money. And the funny thing is while I’m sitting here typing this up these JACKAS** have the nerve to call me and tell me that they need an additional $890.00 for insurance and send it to the same people. Yet they told me that they were in Texas and the puppy had to be insured to go any further. So he says “what are you going to do” so I said to him “I’m going to sit here and let the world know that this is a scam u LYING SON OF A *****” and he had the nerve to say” im glad you know” and hung up. So this is a WARNING DON’T FALL FOR THE SAME TRICK!!!!!!! I WISH I HAD KNOWN BETTER 2DAYS AGO.

Diogo said...

my name is neto. this fraud happen with me yesterday. I found an ad for alaskan malamute pups to a good home. the girl with name livette, so she said i have a puppy for sale a,d the price is 200 dollar. but she said is working mission in Cameroon and blah blah blah. so i said how we can to do for get the puppy, she said ill call for my agency and my agency gonna call you back, after 3 hours they started to call for us like crazy, i think 10 times. i said ok, ill make the payment now. but ill give only a half the money and after the puppy be here ill pay another half, they said okk, no problem, ill pay here for agency for you and later you pay me back. !!soo i said ok!!!!after i went send the money after i did. they send a email for me. WELCOME TO THE PETS DELIVERY AGENCY,WE WISH TO INFORMED YOU THAT THE MONEY FOR THE DELIVERY FEE HAS BEEN PAID BY ONE MR FRANKLINE KAMGANG SAY HE IS THE HUSBAND OF MRS LIVETTE,SO MADAM OUR DIRECTOR'S HAS CONFIRMED THE PAYMENT FOR THE DELIVERY FEE SO YOU SHOULD JUST STAY AT HOME TO RECEIVE THE PUPPY BUT WE WANT TO TELL YOU THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO COMMENCE DELIVERY OF THE PUPPY SO IT WILL TAKE US ABOUT 7 TO 8HOURS FOR THE PUPPY TO BE DELIVERED.MADAM BUT WE HAVE DECIDED THAT DUE TO THE LATE PAYMENT OF THE DELIVERY FEE WE WILL DELIVER THE PUPPY TO YOUR LOCATION VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING BY 5.00AM TO 8:00AM IN THE MORNING SO YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOME.AWAIT TO READ FROM YOU SOON.THANKS MANAGER. i awake up 5 am for wait for my puppy and nothing i lost my day in my work for wait and after 1 pm the girl send me email. owww the agency had a problem and the puppy is in canada and need a Life Insurance fee you are supposed to pay for your insurance is $2.500 and i said what f******, i never gonna pay this money. i said im going to buy one puppy in shop that i have 100 % that ill have my puppy and start say bla bla bla, and said!!!!!!!well madam so you want to go and pay a puppy from an shop so howmuch did you think you can buy that at the shop why can't you just payfor the insurance fee so that the puppy can be delivered to you todayor if you don't have the exact amount just let me know the money whichyou got with you there so that i can add to the one you got so thatthe puppy can be delivered today and you should also know that you
will refund me my money as soon as it reaches your location.and let me
advice you that if you want to go and buy a puppy from the shop you
will not spent less than $3500 for the puppy so you should just allow
me to help you have Helen today. a said after so please never call me and never send me email. so peoples if you see this name and this history never pay nothing. because you gonna lose you money.

Frankline kamgang
• City: limbie
• Country: Cameroon
• Zip:00237
• Test question: hello
• Answer: hi
• Phone#:(237)-972-87415
• “pet shipping servic

alyssashelton6 said...

This past week I have be contacting a guy who goes by jerrymaya1996@hotmail.com. He wouldn't answer many of my questions when I was trying to figure out things for receiving my french bulldog he was going to possibly sell me. The guy didn't type like he was from America. All he would tell me is that his mother died and he was trying to get rid of the puppy that was stationed in Florida. He wanted no cost for the puppy, just the shipping costs. When I looked up Pets Home Delivery Agency (the company that was suppose to ship my puppy) I didn't really find a website or anything for shipping my bulldog. The guy was very urgent trying to get all my information from me, but I wouldn't give anything unless I knew it wasn't a fraud. Yesterday I began my search for a different puppy and I found jerrymaya1996@hotmail.com to be the address to email, but this time he was listen in Minnesota. I also found him to be connected to many different dogs in different cites. I hope this helps people. I don't want anyone getting ripped off!

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jessica leigh said...

i knew something was wrong with i saw the layout of the email for "Best Pet Shippers Agency LTD". i've been talking to this lady for about a week or so now(theresiageminy@hotmail.com). at the beginning she was saying that she had these 3 siberian husky puppies that she had to give away cause she was sick and had to get lots of rest said the doctor and she said i could have all 3 of them or $300, which was the shipping. i thought it was too good to be true considering they are bout $800-$900 a pup. i said that was ok and i could find homs for the other puppies. a few days went by not a word and i said i would like to see the puppies before i buy them just to make sure everything is ok and everything. she said she lived too far away from me even though i was assured she lived in QLD, AUS. no where is too far away. that and she wouldnt even tell me the suburb that she lived in. i wasnt too sure what to do now. going from 3 puppies to 1 i thought was a bit fishy but i hadnt heard anything for a while so i said ok to getting the one and the emails didnt stop then saying i would get an email and a phone call from this company that she went through to organise the puppies' delivery (all of this happened last night/this morning) to my front door and all this junk. as soon as i saw the email from the "shipping company" i knew something was up. seriously who sends anything to cameroon???
this is the name and destination i had to send my money to -
NAMES.....CORANTINE NKWOMBO ELAD
COUNTRY..............CAMEROON
STATE...................BUEA
CITY.................EAST CITY
ZIP CODE/AREA CODE..........00237
HOME ADDRESS.......ELTON STREET

You will need a Test question and
Answer,so use the below
QUESTION.........HOW SOON
ANSWER..........NOW
AMOUNT........:288.00$
PAYMENT..........:WIRE TRANSFER

im so glad i came on the net and found all this stuff next time ill be a bit more careful :)

C Cammack said...

For us it was Stacy Morgan mstacy06@gmail.com 406-333-7794

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